This utterly charming portrait was purchased as one of a pair, husband and wife, each sold separately. This unique pair are two of the MOST characterful portrait miniatures that we have retailed.
The watercolor painting depicts the male sitter, aged 53, in three quarter view. He is wearing a brown double breasted tail coat with button hole showing at the lapel and very high collar at the back of the neck. He wears a frilled cravat/ stock/neck handkerchief and has short cropped 'en brutus' hair with large brown side whiskers...all typical male fashion from the 1810 to 1815 period. The artist was clearly confident in their painting, and definitely brought out the best side of this 19th century character. This really adds to the appeal for us. It gives us a snapshot of what people looked like and wore during the Regency era. Not all chaps could be Beau Brummell!! We have called this fellow Sparticus, as to us, he has a little of the Kirk Douglas about him.
The portrait is on card or paper and is housed being its original convex glass in its original papier mache framed. As mentioned previously, the painting is one of a husband and wife pair. This is a unique opportunity to own such a lovely, quirky portrait.
Please see our collection of 18th and 19th century miniature portraits on paper in our store. We have a passion for them, snapshots of our past ancestors that we like to pay homage to.
Measuring: 4 1/8 inch (10.5 cm) by height 4.75 inch (12 cm). Aperture width 1 7/8 inch (5 cm) by height 2 3/8 inch (6 cm).
Condition: Minor fleabites to surface of frame, two crazing marks to bottom left side.
FREE air tracked and insured postage to USA and EU. Signature upon delivery, unable to deliver to PO Boxes.
Six month layaway could make this chap yours.
19th Century Portrait Miniature, English Characterful Gentleman, Georgian Regency Circa 1810
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